New York

Census Bureau

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

Median incomes have been growing the fastest, however, in a very different part of the country.

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2 Very Different Ideas for Preventing Subway Deaths

To keep people from falling onto the tracks, New York City is testing lasers. Osaka, Japan, is betting on ropes.

Reuters

Homelessness Is Up in New York City, But It's Down Everywhere Else

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development says he's optimistic about the homelessness trends in many places.

Philip Kirkman, Shannon McLaughlin

Yep, There's Now a 'Sexy' Taxi Drivers Calendar

NYC cabbies strut their stuff for 2014.

Alice Austen

Biking in New York in 1897 Was a Dangerous Pursuit

A dreary chronicle of a month's worth of accidents.

NYPD

Why New Yorkers Are Hating on the NYPD's New Interactive Crime Map

The mapping system has some serious shortcomings. 

Why I'm Not Embarrassed to Have Been Fooled by the Google Bus Protest Hoax

People are angry about Silicon Valley's private shuttles for some very real reasons.

A Beautiful New Public Transit Map Shows How New York and New Jersey Connect

It's meant to help people get to the Super Bowl.

Reuters

Could a $500 Gadget Have Prevented the Metro-North Tragedy?

What would it cost to repurpose an advanced radar/GPS device to help control the speeds of trains?

Re Made Co.

This $350 Plunger Inspired by Abraham Lincoln Doesn't Actually Exist

Somebody is marketing a joke line of super-fancy, homemade toilet plungers.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Cold-Resistant Cockroaches Discovered in New York

Say goodbye to roach-free winters.

Why Writers Love New York City

And why they leave so often.

Reuters

Mourning Mandela, Around the World

Memorials and tributes to the South African icon, from Soweto to Brooklyn.

Shutterstock

New York City's Subway Matchmaking Service Is Hiring 'Cupids'

Get paid to scope out eligible singles on the train.

REUTERS

Bill Bratton Will Head the NYPD. Can He Keep Bill de Blasio's Stop-and-Frisk Promise?

What today's appointment means for the future of crime fighting in New York.

New York City's Energy Infrastructure Transformed Last Month and Nobody Noticed

A new pipeline massively expanded the amount of natural gas flowing into Manhattan.

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How New York's Toll System Got Completely Busted

High tolls can keep a transportation network efficient and equitable. Right now, the city's system accomplishes neither.

On a Mission to Help Neighborhoods With Scarce Resources for Pets

You've heard of food deserts, but what about pet food deserts?

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The Postal Service Is Getting Sued for Accidentally Using a 'Sexier' Statue of Liberty on Its Stamp

Oops.